On Saturday, December 14, we hosted a Green Living Lab on Sustainable Gift Wrapping. We had a fun and festive morning full of holiday music, treats, and gift wrapping–of course! Our participants learned some strategies for wrapping gifts in more sustainable ways. We used fabric as reusable wrapping, while also using and reusing paper to make reusable gift boxes, bows, and gift tags.
Are you looking for some ways to “green” your gift wrapping this year? Try using brown craft paper bags, newspaper, or maps to wrap gifts. Decorate and fold toilet paper tubes (as seen in the bottom right photo) to give gift cards, candy, or other small gifts! Clippings of pine and other greens are great ways to beautify your gifts, along with gift tags made from past years’ holiday cards or craft paper. Though sustainable gift wrapping may be more time consuming, it is a great way to put a lot of love, thought, and creativity into your gifts! We look forward to continuing this holiday tradition next year at Bluegrass Greensource.